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soup,

liquid food in which different kinds of solid food have been cooked, e.g., meat, fish, fowl, vegetables, cereals, or fruit. Many soups are peculiar to certain localities, e.g., the pot-au-feu of France, the borscht of Russia, the mutton broth of Scotland, the minestrone of Italy, and the chowders of various seacoast places. Broth is a thin soup of meat or shellfish liquor, sometimes with cereals added, as in barley broth. Clear soups, made from a rich meat stock, include consommé (beef, veal, or fowl) and bouillon (beef or chicken). A clear soup with finely shredded vegetables added is a julienne soup. Thick soups include vegetable soups made with stock and vegetables (as in pot-au-feu) or with milk and flour (cream soups) or by cooking fish and vegetables in water as for a chowderchowder,
stew of fish or shellfish with potatoes, onions, and pork (usually salt pork), thickened with crumbled hard bread. The name chowder seems to have originated from the French word chaudière (a large heavy pot used by fishermen to cook soups and stews).
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. A puree differs from a cream soup in that it is thickened with pulp, usually of a vegetable; sometimes, particularly when made with fish, it is called a bisque. Gumbo is either vegetable or meat soup thickened with okra. Stock, the basis of a great many soups, is made by placing lean meat, bones, fowl, fish, or vegetables in cold water, simmering in a covered pot, skimming, straining, and removing the fat. Bones supply marrow and gelatin. The bones of old animals are much richer in marrow and gelatin than those of young ones. Stock is either white or brown; for white, fowl or veal is used; for brown, beef and beef bones or beef combined with veal are used. Jellied soups, served as appetizers in hot weather, may be made from stock or from strained vegetable juices with the addition of gelatin. Gazpacho, the cold soup of Spain, is made of cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, peppers, and seasonings in a base of tomato juice. Soups vary widely as to dietary value. The clear, delicately seasoned ones are important as appetizers and appetite stimulants, while the more substantial ones, like chowders, form, with the addition of bread, a one-dish meal.

soup

1. Informal a photographic developer
2. a slang name for nitroglycerine
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Well, I hope you left some suitable excuse," said her husband, somewhat appeased, as he added a dash of cayenne pepper to the soup.
This soup is really impossible; it's strange that woman hasn't learned yet to make a decent soup.
asked Edna, seeing that her husband arose from table without having eaten a morsel except a taste of the highly-seasoned soup.
A nasty lopp of a sea came on at dinner-time, and I began to feel queer the moment the soup was put on the table.
Then he looked about for something to pour the soup into; Dantes' entire dinner service consisted of one plate -- there was no alternative.
I shall leave you the saucepan, and pour your soup into that.
The turnkey poured his ration of soup into it, together with the fish -- for thrice a week the prisoners were deprived of meat.
All these airs in a land where they would as soon expect to leave the soup out of the bill of fare as the wine
The efforts of Agafea Mihalovna and the cook, that the dinner should be particularly good, only ended in two famished friends attacking the preliminary course, eating a great deal of bread and butter, salt goose and salted mushrooms, and in Levin's finally ordering the soup to be served without the accompaniment of little pies, with which the cook had particularly meant to impress their visitor.
Sir Alfred ate soup for several moments as though it were the best soup on earth and nothing else was worth consideration.
They cook quickly, and can be added to your cream soup base.
When this scribe talked to stallholders namely Khuda Bux, Ameer and Shabbir Ahmed, they said that demand for soup shot up during cold and foggy weather.